Steph Curry told us all way back in 2013.
If there’s five seconds left in a game and he needed to draw up a play for a guy to take the shot and win it all, who would it be? Curry ranked himself number 2, behind a guy called Michael Jordan (whoever he is).
On Friday, the three-time NBA champion sealed what was a too-close-for-their-liking game for the Warriors with a game-winning jumper to seal a 105-103 win for Golden State.
This was Steph’s eighth game-winner in his career.
Here are the seven other times Curry came up clutch at the buzzer.
War Steph Curry’s career game-winning shots
Warriors vs. Mavericks (Dec. 11, 2013)
The best part of this game-winner is the composure that Curry had to hit Marion with a mean up-fake to create an open look and calmly knock down a mid-range jumper to put the Warriors up with 1.5 seconds on the clock.
The shot also capped off an 18-point comeback victory for the Warriors.
Warriors vs. Celtics (Jan. 10, 2014)
The play drawn up by coach Mark Jackson forced the Celtics’ Kris Humphries to contest Golden State’s star on a game-winning jumper. Humphries didn’t stand a chance.
“Mama, there goes that man!”
Warriors vs. Mavericks (April 1, 2014)
Curry’s second game-winner against the Mavericks in under six months.
Curry made a tiebreaking jumper in the final second of overtime to seal a 122-120 win for the Dubs. He finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds for the night.
Warriors vs. Magic (Dec.3, 2014)
Curry extended the Golden State Warriors winning streak to 10 games by draining a go-ahead three-pointer with just 2.2 seconds remaining in the team’s 98-97 victory over the Orlando Magic in 2013-14.
“It’s just kind of a rush that every player loves to experience,” Curry said. “Especially at home when you’re able to do that and get a huge win, you remember those moments.”
Warriors vs. Thunder (Feb. 27, 2016)
Probably the most famous and well-known of all Curry’s game-winners. It spawned the iconic double-bang from announcer Mike Breen which has been imitated in the years since.
With 0.6 seconds remaining in overtime and the score tied at 118-118 against the host Oklahoma City Thunder, Curry did what Curry does—hit a shot from another stratosphere.
Warriors vs. Mavericks (Jan. 3, 2018)
Do you get the feeling that Steph likes hitting game-winning shots on the Mavericks? This was his third on Dallas. Steph finished with 32 points, eight assists and five rebounds as Golden State got a 125-122 win.
Warriors vs. Clippers (Dec. 23, 2018)
Curry let nearly all of the 20 seconds go off the game clock, leaving only 0.5 seconds as he sealed this highly competitive game against the Clippers with a clutch bucket.